Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite (born 16 October 1973) is a Nigerian politician, medical doctor and financial expert who has served as the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment of Nigeria since 2023.[1]

Doris Uzoka-Anite
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment
Assumed office
21 August 2023
PresidentBola Tinubu
Preceded byNiyi Adebayo
Personal details
Born
Doris Nkiruka Uzoka

(1973-10-16) 16 October 1973 (age 50)
Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria
Political partyAll Progressives Congress
Alma materUniversity of Benin
Occupation
  • Politician
  • banker
  • medical doctor

Early life and education edit

Doris Nkiruka Uzoka was born on 16 October 1973 in Orsu-Obodo, Oru Clan, Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria. She had her education in the medical field at the University of Benin and became a qualified medical doctor in 1999.[1] Subsequently, she earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification.

Career edit

Uzoka-Anite started her career in banking at the Zenith Bank Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) unit then headed the Human Resources and Training department. In 2011, she changed to Treasury and was later named the bank's treasurer in 2017.[1] In March 2021, she was appointed Commissioner for Finance and Co-ordinator of the Economy in Imo State by Governor Hope Uzodinma.[2][3]

On 27 July 2023, she was one of the first 28 ministerial nominees President Bola Tinubu sent to the Senate for screening.[4]

On Monday, 21 August 2023, She was inaugurated as the Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Bola Tinubu.[5][6]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Ekugo, Ngozi (27 July 2023). "Meet Dr. Doris Anite, a medical doctor turned banker, now a ministerial nominee". www.nairametrics.com.
  2. ^ Alozie, Chinonso (11 March 2020). "Imo commissioners' list out". www.vanguardngr.com.
  3. ^ Princely, Onyenwe (24 March 2021). "Meet Imo Commissioner for Finance, Dr.(Mrs). Doris Nkiruka Uzoka Anite (Photos)". www.9newsng.com.
  4. ^ Bada, Yusuf (27 July 2023). "Ministerial List: Full List of 28 Nominees President Tinubu Sends to Senate". www.legit.ng.
  5. ^ "Doris, Wike, Umahi, Bosun and Pate makes list of super Ministers to watch out for". www.guardian.ng. 20 August 2023.
  6. ^ "We are ready to open Nigeria for more business investments – Uzoka-Anite". www.vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 21 August 2023.